Capitalism is such a garbage system that news media will shriek all day about "crime" like it's this mysterious alien phenomenon being inflicted upon society from the outside instead of a very obvious symptom of economic injustices with very obvious and widely known solutions.
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So, what exactly would you suggest as a replacement? So far no one has come up with a satisfactory, plausible answer.
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Yes they have. Socialism.
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I'm still going to follow you even though I completely disagree with you on that point because I agree with you on almost everything else. If socialism worked, why hasn't it worked yet? I'm no scholar on the subject but no one can seem to show me one example of it working.
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It hasn't worked perfectly yet because there's been an aggressive global war to stop the rise of communism for generations. But it has worked in the sense that it has uplifted many populations from poverty and greatly increased their quality of life.
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Which populations? I'm asking in good faith. I have heard from many expatriates from Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and China who lived though it and tell a different story. Which populations exactly has socialism lifted from poverty? And at what cost, if any?
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China has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. The lives of Cubans improved by almost every metric across the board. Russia went from a poor feudal society to a global superpower under communism. invidious.fdn.fr/0NfxZvK32zY

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China, Cuba, Russia are the socialist ideals? Tough sell. Each of those countries has the nasty little habit of quashing dissent like you’d smash a fly. Heavy socialist/communist systems always seem to go hand-in-hand with authoritarianism. Just does.
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And yet in the USA people were also incarcerated for having marxist ideals. And they were forbidden from studying it. And they’d be labeled as traitors and incarcerated for doing so. That was a mere 1 or 2 generations ago. And nothing is β€œideal”.
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Cubans were lined up for firing squads & fled for their lives through an ocean to flee to freedom. East Berliners charged machine gun towers & ran through barbed wire to escape Communism. China is NOT COMMUNIST any longer. It is Fascist. Private Companies controlled by the State.
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